Over 90 free workshops on offer during Adult Learners' Week


Adults are being encouraged to rediscover the joy of learning by picking up a new skill during Adult Learners’ Week.

The Council has teamed up with local education and training providers to showcase some of the exciting opportunities available across the borough. Whether you want to improve your CV, equip yourself for a new career or simply want to take up a new hobby and make new friends, there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy.

Kicking off a week of free taster sessions, venues across Hackney will open their doors on Saturday 13 June for a packed day of fun activities for all the family.

An open-top bus will also be making its way across the borough, when residents can jump aboard to discover what’s on offer and get advice about pursuing their life goals. There will also be henna and face painting and the opportunity to watch – and try out – Egyptian dancing.

Residents will have the opportunity to sign up to free workshops throughout the week, including money management, cyber safety and how to use smartphones and tablets, first aid, CV writing, healthy eating on a budget and a huge range of arts and crafts sessions.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Adult Learners’ Week is the perfect time to find out about the huge range of learning opportunities in Hackney. Whether you want to gain news skills to set you on the path to a new career or just fancy taking up a new hobby, there’s so much out there to choose from.

Learning as an adult is great for wellbeing and could even help to open the door to a new career, so whatever your motivation, I’d encourage residents to find out more.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Find out more and enrol online at www.learningtrust.co.uk/adultlearnersweek, call 020 8820 7431 or come to one of the launch events on 13 June at Kingsmead Community Centre (10am-4pm); Morningside Children’s Centre (12.30-3.30pm); Thomas Fairchild Primary School (12-3pm) and Woodberry Down Primary School (12-3pm).